2018 Frank Bonilla Book Award (FBBA)

PUERTO RICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
2018 FRANK BONILLA BOOK AWARD (FBBA) 

The Puerto Rican Studies Association is pleased to open once again its biennial Book Award Competition, the winner of which will be publicly announced at our October, 2018 Conference to be held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Books published between May 1, 2016 and April 1, 2018 are eligible for consideration.

Named in honor of Frank Bonilla, one of the most distinguished, foundational figures in our field, and intended to recognize the most notable book produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial meetings, this competition is open without regard to particular topic, theme, approach or discipline. Re-editions of a work previously published are, however, ineligible to compete; and anthologies of selections by multiple authors, though not excluded, will also not normally be priority candidates for this award.  Nominations may be made by any PRSA member, by individual authors, their publishers or agents. The Selection Committee’s commitment is to choose from among all entries received that one which, in the uncommon caliber of its scholarship, originality, and overall excellence, best and most compellingly engages issues and concerns of Puerto Ricans and their communities and altogether represents an exceptional contribution to our field.

Those putting a book in nomination should: 1) complete the 2018 FBBA Submission Form; and 2) forward a copy of it directly to each member of the Award Committee at the addresses indicated below.  All nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2018.

 

2018 PRSA BOOK AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Salvador Mercado
Department of Languages and Literatures
University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208-0931

301-871-2184
Salvador.Mercado@du.edu

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Department of Hispanic Studies
Vassar College
Box 541
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

845-437-5611
liparavisini@vassar.edu

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva
Department of History
University of Washington
Smith 318
Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560

206-543-6081
imrodrig@uw.edu